Bottas reveals Monza PU was 'gone', 'had to' take new one

Valtteri Bottas has denied taking a new engine in Russia to hold up Max Verstappen, saying it “had” to be done as his Monza PU was “gone”. With Max Verstappen taking an engine penalty at the Russian Grand Prix, Red Bull putting their title hopeful onto his fourth Honda engine of the season, there was speculation that Mercedes would do […]

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Max struggled to use radio in Sochi downpour

Fighting to keep his RB16B on the track as the rain came down at Sochi, Max Verstappen “couldn’t press the radio button” to talk strategy with Red Bull. Verstappen put in arguably one of his best drives ever at Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix, racing his way from 20th on the grid to second at the chequered flag. He was, however, […]

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Sebastian Vettel and Stroll collision just ‘a misunderstanding’

Sebastian Vettel says the collision between himself and Lance Stroll at the Russian Grand Prix was just a “misunderstanding”. It was a disappointing day for Aston Martin in Sochi, with the British team leaving empty-handed despite the fact that both drivers were running inside the top 10 at one point. Things could have easily been even worse too, with Vettel […]

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Pierre Gasly: AlphaTauri deserved zero points in Sochi

Pierre Gasly says AlphaTauri did not deserve points at the Russian Grand Prix after failing to capitalise on their pace again. It was a solid opening stint for the Frenchman as he kept the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas behind, and though they did swap places after the pit stops, Gasly was lining the Finn up as the race reached its […]

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Max Verstappen in disbelief with 'out of nowhere' Sochi P2

After making up a raft of places when the rain fell, Max Verstappen admitted his P2 finish in Russia felt like it came “out of nowhere”. Having started at the back of the grid after taking a penalty for installing a new power unit, Verstappen was making steady progress through the field, until he found the going to be tougher […]

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Daniel Ricciardo unhappy with 'clear' McLaren strategy error

Daniel Ricciardo said he was adamant about changing onto intermediate tyres, but his stop came too late to make an impact at the end. Rain fell in the closing stages of a dramatic Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, with drivers taking varying approaches surrounding when to switch onto wet-weather tyres. Unlike team-mate Lando Norris, whose probable race win was scuppered […]

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'Devastated' Lando Norris takes blame for Sochi heartbreak

An emotional Lando Norris admitted he was “devastated” to miss out on his first win by staying out on dry tyres in wet conditions at Sochi. The McLaren driver had led for the majority of an enthralling Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, keeping a charging Lewis Hamilton at bay as the race reached its closing stages. Seven laps from the […]

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